Global Patent Index - EP 2020214 A1

EP 2020214 A1 2009-02-04 - Eye surgical unit and eye surgical instrument

Title (en)

Eye surgical unit and eye surgical instrument

Title (de)

Augenchirurgie-Einheit und Augenchirurgie-Instrument

Title (fr)

Unité et instrument pour la chirurgie de l'oeil

Publication

EP 2020214 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 08161475 A

Priority

  • NL 1034206 A
  • US 97164107 P

Abstract (en)

The invention relates to an eye surgical unit, comprising a connecting module to align, upon coupling of the connecting module to a connecting module of an eye surgical instrument, an end of a light guide which is included in the connecting module of the eye surgical instrument with respect to the connecting module of the eye surgical unit. During coupling, the connecting modules of the eye surgical unit and the eye surgical instrument mutually cooperate. The mutual cooperation of the connecting modules is realized through a multiple-thread screw connection of which corresponding screw connection elements, upon coupling of the connecting modules through mutual rotation of the connecting modules, mutually engage substantially simultaneously.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61F 9/008 (2006.01); G02B 6/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61F 9/008 (2013.01); G02B 6/3894 (2013.01); A61B 18/22 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00477 (2013.01); G02B 6/3897 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 2005265667 A1 20051201 - AULD MICHAEL D [US]

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA MK RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2020214 A1 20090204; JP 2009034511 A 20090219; JP 4980315 B2 20120718; NL 1034206 C2 20090202; US 2009036878 A1 20090205

INPADOC legal status


2015-03-18 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20150124

2009-10-07 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-06-03 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20090507

2009-05-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20090330

2009-02-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA MK RS